Obituaries

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JoAnn Corley

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Oadis Lee Gann

Oadis Lee Gann, 90, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at his residence. He was born June 11, 1926 in Harrisburg, Arkansas, to the union of his parents, Joe and Belle Vincent Gann. Mr. Gann was a farmer and welder. He loved his family, hunting and fishing, as well as politics. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral0 Home of Jena with the Revs. Roger Baker and Jim Mannon officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by parents; son, Rocky Gann; sisters, Hazel Johnson and Fannie Moore; brothers, Clyde Gann, Bill Gann and Johnny Gann. Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Gann of Jonesville; sons, Terry Gann of Jonesville and Scotty Gann and wife June of Jena; brother, Lawrence Gann of Jonesboro, AR.; grandchildren, Scotty Gann, Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Columbus, GA.

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Marie Alton Tillar

Marie Alton Jackson Tillar, 98, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in her residence. She was born Friday, September 21, 1917 in Aimwell, to the union of William and Beulah Robertson Jackson. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 7, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Ronnie Tarver officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery of Aimwell under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Eugene Tillar; daughter, Hallie M Lonidier; grandson, David Tillar; great-grandson, Adam Lonidier; two brothers, Grady Jackson and Harvey Jackson; seven sisters, Lottie Wyant, Ruth Andrews, Lucy Garrett, Floy Russell, Gracie Lanier, Flora Lanier and Clarice Jackson; and a son-in-law, Ray Girlinghouse.

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Mary ‘Leona’ Stewart

Mary Emma “Leona” Eubanks Fairbanks Stewart, 85, of West Monroe, passed from this life on Thursday, July 7, 2016, with her loving daughter, Judy Fairbanks Jones Cameron by her side. She was born February 5, 1931 to the union of her parents, Hattie and Roy C. Eubanks. Miss Mary help to raise her brothers and sisters. She mothered many others with her love as she cooked for many on numerous boats and barges on the river with her brothers. She shared her love for gardening and playing cards with family and friends. She faithfully served with her first husband, Rev. Douglas Usher Fairbanks, of the Pentecostal Faith. Services were held at 3 p.m., Monday, July 11, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia. Burial followed in the Catahoula Cemetery at Enterprise under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Berlene Nugent, Floyd C. Eubanks, Shirley Mason and Goldey Guice.

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Orval Ray Poole

Orval Ray Poole, 85, of Clarks, passed from this life on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born February 20, 1931 at Enterprise to the union of his parents, Ezra Poole and Eunice McVay Poole. Orval served his 0country in the United States Air Force for four years and retired as a Game Warden with 0the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries. He was a member of the New Ouachita Baptist Church at0 0Enterprise. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia. Interment followed at the Rosefield Cemetery at Rosefield under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Ronnie Poole; his stepson, Charlie Mac Kyle; and two grandsons, Dylan Poole and Bobby Ray Harlow. He was the last remaining member of his family having been preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Price and Johnnie Dale Moore and by two brothers, Clayton Poole and Malcomb Poole.

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Helen Louise Wiley

Helen Boudreaux Wiley, 84, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Monday, July 4, 2016, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born Wednesday, January 13, 1932, in Texas to the union of her parents, Charles and Nellie Landry Boudreaux. Mrs. Wiley was a resident of Harrisonburg and a member of Harrisonburg First Baptist Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 7, at Harrisonburg First Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Price and Reid Terry officiating. Interment followed in the Harrisonburg Cemetery under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert “Bob” Wiley; brother, Ervin Boudreaux; and three sisters, Bernice Self, Jenell Kirkland and Ruth Trahan.

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Mary Jane Reeves

Mary Jane Crouch Reeves, 78, of Clarks, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Jena. She was born Tuesday, November 23, 1937 in Monterey, to the union of Kory Albert and Mahalie “Herron” Crouch. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with Bro. Jim McKeithen officiating. Interment followed in the Wilbanks Cemetery near Summerville under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Armin Andrew Reeves; her parents; brothers, Jimmy Lee Crouch, Kory Albert Crouch, Jr., Wayne Nelson Crouch, Don Houston Crouch, and Roswell Crouch; and one grandson, Charles Andrew Reeves. Survivors include her son, Andrew Reeves of Summerville; daughter, Estella Simons and husband James of Tullos; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jeremy Hutzler, Jeff Young, Joe Young, Edwin Jones, Nolan Goodman, and Jimmy Helton.

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Dorothy Thompson

Dorothy Thompson, 88, of Olla, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington. She was born August 13, 1927 in Forest, LA to the union 00of her parents, Alice 0Richey and Lynton Osborn Hester, and was 0raised by her mother and step-father, James Virgil Brown. 0Mrs. Thompson was an active member of First Baptist Church of Olla, served as treasurer for the Olla Cemetery Board for 29 years, and was a member of Eastern Star and Hardtner Medical Center Auxillary. Family was her top priority, and she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter. She treasured her family and her friends. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 9, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Dr. Jay Johnston officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of 52 years, Dr. Bryant Whitfield Thompson, Jr.

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Wanda Boyett Zoller

Wanda Boyett Zoller, 67, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at her residence in Olla. She was born December 14, 1948 in Urania to the union of her parents, James William and Myrtle Robinson Boyett. Wanda was a retired store clerk who was a friend to all who came in contact with her as she was a people person. She enjoyed plants and animals. Wanda was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 8, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Greg Dunn and Evelyn Thompson officiating. Interment followed in the Urania Cemetery in Urania under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters:, Patricia Ann Bradford, Linda Kay Woodruff and Debbie Allen; and the father of her children, Sammy Joe King.

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Lauren Everly McDowell

Lauren Everly McDowell was received into Heaven on Wednesday, June, 22, 2016. She was born to her parents, Jessica Lindsey Hooter and Zackary Levi McDowell, on Wednesday, 22, 2016 in Alexandria. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 26, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery near Jena with Rev. Scotty McDowell officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. Those left to love her are her parents; one brother, Jackson Reed Scroggs; maternal grandparents, Clifford and Jackie Hooter; paternal grandparents, Rev. Scotty and Terry McDowell; uncle Jake and aunt Daisy Hooter; aunt Adrian and uncle James Cripps; one cousin, Anna Clare Hooter; and maternal great grandmother, Anna Hooter. Zackary McDowell served as pallbearer.

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